News Briefs

Alumni Pride Panel

By Ruth KehindeDigital Editor

Lasell’s Student Alumni Association and LU PRIDE hosted Lasell’s second Annual PRIDE Panel on October 28 at 7 p.m. This panel occurred via Zoom where student alumni of various years spoke about their experiences being a member of the LGBTQ+ community. This panel was a safe space for all to speak their minds. Lasell aimed to provide a safe and accepting culture for the LGBTQ+ community while speaking upon how others can be an ally. 

Activities Fair 2.0

By Ruth KehindeDigital Editor   

On November 9, Lasell had its second virtual Activities Fair. This thirty-minute event was created for students to pop into various virtual calls to explore clubs and organizations of their liking. With the semester coming to an end, students who may have missed the first one or may have been unsure about joining were able to take this second chance to get involved on campus. 

SGA Spirit Day

By: Ruth KehindeDigital Editor  

The Student Government Association (SGA) hosted their hybrid event, Spirit Day, on November 6 in-person in the Arnow Quad and via Zoom in the Arnow Campus Center classroom. On the quad, students were able to get a free spirit day t-shirt along with various treats, while those who couldn’t make it in person joined a Zoom call and filled out an SGA Positivity Campaign form to thank a Laser while competing to win a spirit day t-shirt. 

Lasell Founder’s Day…with special guest

By Taylor VilesSports Editor

Friday the 13 is usually a day rife with mishaps, but this November, it marked the 169-year anniversary of Lasell University. One of the ways to celebrate this year’s Founder’s Day was through a virtual Kahoot game on Lasell trivia against Lasell’s President Michael Alexander. 14 students participated in the game hosted by SGA.  President Alexander proved to be fierce competition, coming in second place. The top three players received a prize (not including Alexander) but each player can take away a greater understanding of the history of Lasell and the campus they interact with today.

Lasell takes action against COVID-19

By Casey DiBari and Madison Raffone – Opinion Editor & Copy Editor

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Photos by: Avery Stankus

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Signs along the highway encouraging social distancing to stop the spread.

On March 12, President Michael Alexander announced via email Lasell University has taken action against COVID- 19. All undergraduate classes will be moved online for the remainder of the semester, while a few residence halls and dining facilities will remain open.

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Campus events shift due to COVID-19

By Katie PetersArts Editor

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Cailin Flannery’s (’19) Senior Collection, modeled by undergraduate students during the annual Senior Collections Show in DeWitt last spring. Photo by Avery Stankus.

A slew of events and ceremonies have been postponed or canceled due to COVID-19 to practice social distancing and ensure the health of the Lasell community. However, there are still things to look forward to virtually during this pandemic, and in-person after it subsides. Student organizations, faculty and administrators have been working and making alterations to events such as Commencement, the Senior Collections fashion show, Relay for Life and more.

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Education Professor Claudia Rinaldi speaks for diversity

By Cristina Serratore – 1851 Staff

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Photo Courtesy of NECN.  Claudia Rinaldi speaking on NECN is shown with President Alexander (left) and the NECN anchor Brian Burnell (right).

Last spring, Associate Professor and Di- rector of Education Dr. Claudia Rinaldi was invited to speak about the Pathways to Teacher Diversity (PTD) program on New England Cable News’s (NECN) CEO Corner. Started in 2016, the pilot program hopes to diversify the pool of teaching candidates so it better reflects the increasingly diverse classrooms in American public schools today.

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Students & Staff Celebrate First-Year Honors at President’s BBQ – Photo Gallery

By Ruth KehindeDigital Editor

President Michael Alexander hosted a barbeque for First Year Honors Students this past Tuesday, September 17 on the Arnow Campus Center Quad. All freshmen honors students and staff gathered together to be celebrated on their new endeavors of being a part of Lasell University.

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The President’s BBQ offered a variety of food choices such as burgers, chicken, mac and cheese.

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Ceremony highlights opening of Science and Technology Center

By Colin Froment – News Editor 

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President Michael Alexander and SGA President James Rossano cut the ribbon at the new Science and Technology Center. Photo by Michael Bueno

President Michael Alexander cut the ribbon of the new Science and Technology Center (STC) on October 31 outside the building’s main entrance. Students and staff were able to witness the ceremonial ribbon, signifying the grand opening to the community.   Continue reading “Ceremony highlights opening of Science and Technology Center”

Community debates service trip at Town Hall

President Michael Alexander addresses the crowd at the Town Hall meeting. (Photo by Max Berkowitz)
President Michael Alexander addresses the crowd at the Town Hall meeting. (Photo by Max Berkowitz)

Cristobal Martinez, Levi Flood, & Christopher Cohn – 1851 Staff

President Michael Alexander led a full-capacity discussion about values and the undetermined future of the school’s service-learning trip to Uganda in the annual Town Hall meeting held earlier this month in deWitt.

“[…] You are always part of our com- munity, for the rest of your life. Whether you like it or not you’re part of our family,” said Alexender.

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